Search Results: "Robert Kinerk"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

"Manners help folks become easy with you.' (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
Manners in meter. Read full book review >

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BEAR’S FIRST CHRISTMAS by Robert Kinerk
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Varying perspectives in the art add vitality and keep the story moving as the helpful bear assists the other animals. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A solitary brown bear finds new friends and the spirit of Christmas in this longer rhyming story with notable illustrations in acrylic washes and colored pencil by LaMarche. Read full book review >

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CLORINDA TAKES FLIGHT by Robert Kinerk
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"High-flying fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kinerk and Kellogg pair up for another adventure featuring Clorinda, the cow with distinctly bigger-than-bovine aspirations. Read full book review >

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TIMOTHY COX WILL NOT CHANGE HIS SOCKS by Robert Kinerk
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Gammell's a good choice for illustrator, and will likely be finding more and more work in this era of farting dogs and histories of poop, but Horton the elephant's still the go-to guy for stick-to-it-iveness. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Providing ample evidence that he's no Dr. Seuss, Kinerk presents in wordy anapests young Timothy who, for no discernible reason beyond affirming his self-image as "the type who / gets an idea and then follows it through!" decides not to change his socks for a month. Read full book review >

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CLORINDA by Robert Kinerk
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Children expecting a Disneyfied happy-ever-after may take the point unwillingly, but should notice that Clorinda never abandons her dream, even after coming to realize that it's not going to work out exactly the way she had hoped. (Picture book. 8-10)"
A rotund farm animal with a big personality and a yen to dance heads for the Big City. Read full book review >

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ROBERT KENNEDY by Evan Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2000

"A compelling re-telling of one of the saddest and most intriguing life stories in American politics."
Newsweek assistant managing editor Thomas (The Very Best Men, 1995, etc.) enlivens his engrossing RFK biography with fresh interviews and the use of previously restricted sources. Read full book review >

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ROBERT FROST by Jay Parini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Parini's life magnificently details how Frost, through fortitude and lifelong dedication to craft, sought to heed his own advice to be whole again beyond confusion. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Parini, a poet (House of Days, 1998), biographer (John Steinbeck, 1995), and novelist (Benjamin's Crossing, 1998), delivers a sensitive life of Frost that highlights the poet's struggle to find light and stability in an existence filled with darkness and chaos. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"At a time when the biographical form is inspiring much-needed experimentation, Seymour's straightforward approach seems old- fashioned, although sturdy. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A competent but unimaginative life of the bardic English classicist, novelist, and poet. ``I could fall in love with my big toe if I wanted to,'' declared the contradictory Graves (18951985), notorious puritan and inveterate womanizer who held court for years at his home on the Spanish island of Majorca and is best known for his meditations on woman as muse in The White Goddess (1948), et al. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A fascinating insight into British politics through the life of someone who knew everyone of significance, and who possessed an unusual capacity to tell the truth, however much it hurt him. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A masterly biography of Robert Boothby, a Conservative politician now little remembered, whose Parliamentary career spanned more than 50 years during the interwar and post-WW II period. Read full book review >

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ROBERT REDFORD by Michael Feeney Callan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2011

"A gripping, intimate treatment of one of cinema's last great iconic stars."
The life and times of the Sundance Kid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Provides thorough coverage of a deserving subject."
Passionate biography of a Founding Father whose legacy exists in the shadow of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, but who played an equally vital role in the creation of the United States. Read full book review >